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Just in Case
“No fuss, no bother” – everything runs smoothly in an Oxford hospital thanks to the work of volunteer reserve nurses.
Documentary 1952 28 mins
A recruitment film may seem an unlikely choice of project for a handful of Oxford University students who had set up an experimental film group. Director Derrick Knight, who can be seen briefly as a patient with his arm in plaster, went on to make his career in filmmaking, establishing his own production company, Derrick Knight and Partners, which made many sponsored documentaries.
NHS on Film
Dust - Miners' Disease
1973 28 mins
Dark shadows in miners' lungs and lives, as the threat of pneumoconiosis is made worse by changes to the benefits that compensate for its effects.
The District Nurse
Government sponsored film 1942 12 mins
An indefatigable district nurse crisscrosses her rural patch to tend to the sick at home and on the farm.
Blood Donor : Glenda and Ernie
Public Information Filler 1981 3 mins
Glenda Jackson makes a song and a dance about giving blood – in a wise-cracking double act with Ernie Wise.
Health at the Centre
Documentary 1974 8 mins Location: Walton-on-Thames
The latest developments in healthcare on show at Walton-on-Thames community health centre
1947 22 mins Location: Peckham
St Mary's Road in Peckham, London, is the location for a bold social experiment.
Dr Marc Slee
Cinemagazine 1968 14 mins Location: Witney
Behind the scenes at the new Witney Health Centre where GPs, midwives, district nurses and social workers work efficiently under one roof.
Town and Gown
Documentary 1937 17 mins Location: Oxford
Focusing on each town’s university colleges, main streets, gardens, statues and memorials with a narration of the history of the buildings, notable scholars, and traditions.
Glimpse of Oxford
Amateur film 1930 2 mins Silent Location: Oxford
Sydney Martin takes us on a whistle-stop tour of the landmarks of Oxford and surrounds including an occasional wry eye.
News 1980 3 mins Location: Oxford
Tennis as the monks played it: Oxford University's real tennis is a million miles away from the professional circuit.
Current affairs 1982 5 mins Location: Oxford
Against the odds, same sex couples in Oxford get the right to register for council housing, but for how long?
Safety all the Way
Instructional film/TV programme 1953 16 mins Location: Oxford
Hair-raising scenes of weaving cyclists, dopey drivers and pedestrian near-misses caught on camera during a typical day in 1950s Oxford.
Travelogue 1928 19 mins Silent Location: Oxford
Student's-eye view of 1920s Oxford
Comedy 1919 35 mins Silent
A protective father masquerades as an automatic doll in this bonkers interwar comedy.
Spirit of Mayday
1937 11 mins Silent
May Day – a significant day for the labour movement – is covered by the cameras of the Film and Photograph League.
Cornelius Cardew 1936-1981
Performance 1986 55 mins
An exploration of the life and work of the controversial British composer.
1935 9 mins
Let it bleed? This exemplary education film gets to the heart of the matter.
U.A.B. (Workers Newsreel No.3)
Non-Fiction 1935 12 mins Silent
Punchy political film capturing mass protests against unemployment.
The Merry Month of May
1937 15 mins Silent
A spirited satire on the coronation of George VI made by members of the Film and Photograph League.